NIOS Registration 2020
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 - 10:02 a.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
#NIOS Class 12

NIOS Registration 2020 - National Institute of Open Schooling has started NIOS October registrations 2020 for class 10 and 12 admissions. Students can fill NIOS registration form to appear for public or on-demand examinations. NIOS Registration 2020 can be done in online mode only. The registration process and dates are the same for 10th and 12th while eligibility criteria and NIOS registration fee are different. The last date for NIOS online registration is March 15, 2020, including the late fee dates. Eligible students can apply for the same by paying requisite NIOS registration fees and submitting required documents. After NIOS registration 2020, they should note down the reference number generated during the NIOS admission 2020. This reference number will be useful to track registration status. Stay tuned to know more about NIOS registration 2020 dates, process, fee and so on.
Note: Currently, NIOS registrations for April 2020 exams has been closed. But, NIOS October 2020 registrations are going on for 2nd Block exams. The last date to register is January 31, 2020 without any late fees charges.

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NIOS Registration 2020 - Important dates

Students can check the following table to know the class 12th and 10th dates for public exams registration. For on-demand examination, NIOS registrations are held throughout the year and exams are held except April-May and October-November because that time public exams are held.

NIOS Registration Dates 2020


Block 2 (October 2020) Dates

Block 1 (April 2021) Dates

NIOS Registrations Starts

September 16, 2019

March 16, 2020

Submit NIOS application without late fee until

January 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Fill NIOS registration form with late fee of Rs 200

February 1-15, 2020

August 1-15, 2020

Register for NIOS with late fee of Rs 400

February 16-28, 2020

August 16-31, 2020

Fill NIOS form with late fee of Rs 700

March 1- 15, 2020

September 1-15, 2020

NIOS exam date

October/November 2020

March/April 2021

Stream-wise NIOS Registration 2020

NIOS accepts registrations for various 4 streams. Students can fill NIOS registration form for any of the streams as per their eligibility. Here’s the detail for all the streams:

NIOS Stream 1 Registration

  • This stream of NIOS registration 2020 is open for all the learners-secondary and senior secondary courses.

  • Steam 1 students are allotted an accredited institute (study centre) to guide them for studying.

NIOS Stream 2 Registration

  • NIOS online registrations are held for this stream for the students who had appeared for the public exams but could not pass the exam.

  • NIOS registration forms will be made available online from the first week of May to the last week of June 2020 for this stream.

  • Such students will have to upload their failed Marksheet/Admit Card (Hall Ticket) along with other relevant documents.

  • This stream students will be able to appear in October 2020 exams.

NIOS Stream 3 Registration

  • NIOS registration under this stream is open throughout the year for class 10th students.

  • Those who have passed the secondary exam from a recognised board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can fill stream 3 NIOS Registration form for the on-demand examination.

  • Students who could not clear, or could not appear in the NIOS 10th class Public Examination can also apply for NIOS 2020 registration.

  • The students can apply for the following subjects only: Business Studies (215), Data Entry Operations (229), Economics (214), English (202), Home Science (216), Hindi (201), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), Mathematics (211), Painting (225), Psychology (222), Sanskrit (209), Science & Technology (212) and Social Science (213).

NIOS Stream 4 Registration

  • Under this stream, NIOS registrations 2020 are going on for class 12th students

  • Students who have passed the senior secondary exam from a recognized board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can apply for stream 4 through the on-demand examination system.

  • Students who were unable to clear or did not appear in the NIOS Class 12 public examination can also apply for this stream NIOS ODES registration.

NIOS Registration 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Students must check the eligibility criteria before start filling NIOS Registration form else if a student is found ineligible, his/her registration for NIOS can be cancelled at any stage. Read ahead to know the complete 10th, 12th eligibility criteria for NIOS registration 2020.

NIOS 10th Registration Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must be 14 years of age as on January 31, 2020.

  • He/she should be born on or before January 31, 2006.

  • A student who has passed class 8 and has a valid proof of age is eligible to apply.

  • Student can also apply for NIOS class 10 registration 2020 if he/she gives a self-attested certificate that " he/she has studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course".

  • One who has studied in secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.

NIOS Class 12 Registration Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be 15 years of age as on January 31, 2020.

  • He/she should be born on or before January 31, 2005.

  • Students must have passed the secondary exam from a recognized board.

  • A student who has studied in senior secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.

Students who fulfil the above-mentioned conditions are eligible for NIOS 12th Registration 2020.

How to do NIOS Registration 2020 for 10th and 12th?

Students can fill NIOS online registration form for October 2020 by following the step by step process given below:

Steps to Fill NIOS Registration Form Online

Step-1: Students have to click on the relevant link given above after the first paragraph.

Step-2: After clicking on the NIOS Registration link, students have to select state/UT, identity type, and the course (secondary or senior secondary) and click the submit button.

Step-3: After this, students will be redirected to a new page wherein they have to enter their basic details, such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, Aadhar number, mobile number and email ID. Click on generate OTP button and verify contact details then submit NIOS registration form.

Step-4: Then, enter optional details as asked and proceed to choose subjects and study centre preferences.

Step-5: Now students have to fill their addresses other information and upload the documents, such as social class proof, birth certificate, correspondence address proof, photo, signature and previous qualification certificate.

Step-6: After filling all the details, students have to proceed for payment. Applicants can make the payment through credit card debit card or net banking. Before paying the NIOS registration fee, students should review their form.

NIOS Registration Procedure at a Glance


After filling the NIOS registration form, students should keep track of their NIOS admission status 2020 to know if their admission is confirmed or not.

Keep Ready these Documents before Starting NIOS Registration 2020

Students have to upload the scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the following documents while filling NIOS registration form for October 2020 exams:

  • Recent Passport size colour Photograph

  • Signature (preferably in Black Ink)

  • Valid identity proof (like Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card etc.)

  • Valid proof of Date of Birth

  • A valid proof of Residence

  • Class 8th mark sheet or Self Certificate (in case of secondary course).

  • Class 10th mark sheet (in case of senior secondary course)

  • Social Category/Caste Certificate (in case SC/ST/OBC social category).

  • Ex-serviceman certificate (in case he/she is an Ex-serviceman)

  • Disability Certificate (in case he or she is having)

  • failed Marksheet mentioning the Reference Number/Enrolment Number (in case of a student is applying for Transfer of Credit or TOC)

NIOS Registration Fee 2020 for Stream-I Students


Fee for Class 10(for 5 subjects)

Fee for Class 12(for 5 subjects)

Male (General category)

Rs. 1800

Rs. 2000

Female (General category)

Rs. 1450

Rs. 1650

Exempted Category (SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities)

Rs. 1200

Rs. 1300

For each additional subject

Rs. 720 per subject

Rs. 720 per subject

NIOS Registration fee for stream 2, 3 and 4


10th/12th (under stream-2)

ODES - 10th (under stream-3), 12th (under stream-4)

Registration fee

Rs. 480 (per subject)

Rs. 480 (per subject)

Exam fee

Rs. 250 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 120 for a practical per subject

Rs. 500 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 200 for a practical per subject


Rs. 180 per subject

Rs. 180 per subject

Change/additional subject fee

Rs. 720 per subject

Rs. 720 per subject

After the registration, a student will have to pay NIOS exam fees 2020 in online mode only. The exam fee is separate from the registration fee. The payment window is opened in November and May for block 1 and 2 exams respectively.

Other NIOS Links

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIOS Registration 2020

Question: How many subjects I can choose in NIOS?


You can choose a minimum of 5 subjects including at least 1 or maximum 2 language subjects. You can also choose two more additional subjects. So you can opt for a minimum of 5 subjects and maximum 7 subjects in NIOS registration.

Question: What are the mediums for study provided by NIOS?


NIOS provides English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi mediums for 10th class students. While for class 12, the mediums offered are English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu.

Question: I have written my name wrong during NIOS registration, How can I apply to correct it?


Yes, you can do so by applying in offline mode at respective study centre. You will have to produce documentary proof to apply for the same.

Question: Can I change my subject chosen during NIOS registration?


Yes, you can change one or more subjects, but the total number of subjects should not exceed seven. Already passed subjects can not be changed.

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Questions related to NIOS Class 12

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i have not received my books. how i will come to know my center ? pis give me reply.

Ina 16th Feb, 2020


Sorry, but your question is bit incomplete and confusing. As you haven't mentioned about which books you are referring to and about which exam or college you want to know. About which course's center you want to know is not clear in question. so, my suggestion is, please again ask the question properly.

Hope you get my point. Feel free to ask, we are here to help you.

Thank you. Best of luck.

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i have my two subjects exam on same date and same time.(sociology and tourism) what should i do know ??

Sujatha Venkat 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

It is really difficult to decide which subject to attend.But you can decide to yourself. I feel like the subject which you are really good at and have hope that if you write you will get good marks,definitely write that. That will help you to pass that subject. If not talk to the officials so that they might give you a suggestion what to do. Keep up the spirit. Wish you Luck.


Practicals exam centres me hi honge kya???

Indrajit Gupta 9th Feb, 2020

Hello monis,

I think you say about practicals of 12 th class. The practical exam will be conduct in your college, not in exam centre.

If you have any doubt related to query, please feel free to ask.

I hope this helpful for you.

Best wishes!!



Shubhangi sinha 8th Feb, 2020

Hello Rudra,

National Institute of Open Schooling has started NIOS 10th, 12th admissions for Block 2 (October 2020 exams). The last date for NIOS 10th and 12th admission was January 31, 2020 without any late fee. Now, students can apply for NIOS admission 2020 until March 15 with late fee charges.NIOS conducts class 10 and 12 admissions two times in a year.

The candidate minimum age limit for NIOS 10th admission is 14 years as on January 31, 2020. Students who born on or before January 31, 2006, are eligible for NIOS admission 2020.

For NIOS 12th admission, the minimum age limit is 15 years as on January 31, 2020. Students who born on or before January 31, 2005, can also apply for NIOS class 12 admission.

Candidates must have cleared class 8 from the recognised board or must possess enough knowledge to sit for the class 10 exam. A candidate giving self-certificate and stating that they have studied enough to be eligible for NIOS 10th registration 2020.

Candidates must have cleared class 10 from a recognized board to apply for NIOS 12th registration . Students who are applying immediately after passing 10th will not be allowed to sit for the exams for all the subjects in one attempt.

For more information you can refer to the link given below -

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)

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exams date of nios class 12, 2020

Akram Khan 7th Feb, 2020


The NIOS exam date sheet has been released and for class 12 . The NIOS theory exam will be held from 24 march to 24 April. And the practical exam will be held from 11 March.

You can check the complete time table by downloading the NIOS 12th date sheet from the  the official website of NIOS i.e.

Hope you find this helpful.

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